Here is the official synopsis for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron:
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers:Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.
OK. Let’s break it down. 270 words. 1631 characters. That’s 3 paragraphs and nine sentences, three sentences at an average length of 30 words per sentence. The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease is 42.4. On the readability scale, the average grade level is 13.3 (where 22 and above is graduate level). So, this synopsis is clearly designed for fairly high-functioning individuals.
It’s good to know that the “fate of the planet hangs in the balance” in this one. I’d hate for a superhero movie to reign in the stakes to something more manageable like, say, “the fate of Omaha or Lawrence, Kansas. But then again, I suppose it’s too much to expect supervillains to get excited about bustling, mid-size cities in the middle of America.